The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with West Visayas State University (WVSU) on June 2, 2017 at the Center for International Linkages and Public Information (CILPI) guest lounge.  The MoA states that WVSU was chosen to be the Local Research Institute (LRI) for the conduct of the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) in Oton, Iloilo.

Present during the event were DILG Provincial Director Teodora P. Sumagaysay, Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED) Assistant Chief Anna Lee Mostacho, and Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) Stephanie Almira, WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., University Research and Development Center (URDC) Director Dr. Greta G. Gabinete, together with URDC’s Mrs. Maria Luisa Z. Albacete, Mr. Rey L. Arenga, and Dr. George Fredrick A. Roxas.

The CSIS was developed to serve as a tool for drawing in applicable information for gauging citizen satisfaction in the various local government services that are delivered to help improve their socio-economic condition and advance their appreciation of local political affairs, as well as effectively transform them into becoming productive development partners. “We chose WVSU because the institution has an impressive track record in producing national examination board passers, it is dynamic in research, active in extension work, continuously strives for quality education, is politically neutral, and constantly delivers genuine public service”, explains Ms. Sumagaysay. From 2013 to 2015, all cities were covered by the CSIS and 31 municipalities were pilot-tested in 2016. This 2017, pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 2017-32, the CSIS will be implemented in 30 target municipalities.

The office of Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV sponsored a consultation seminar-workshop that had university officials, faculty, student leaders, and alumni of West Visayas State University in attendance. The event which was held at the Center for Teaching Excellence on May 4, 2017 is a nationwide movement targeting the top 10 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

Legislative officer Anna C. Venturina explained how this works: “We travel all over the country and visit the top 10 State Universities and Colleges to conduct this consultation seminar. Senator Bam Aquino is in relentless pursuit of vital reforms in the education sector and we believe that by going to each institution, we will be able to hear challenges and problems firsthand which are faced by our educational institutions. So as you can see today, we are adopting the grassroots approach by hearing from university officials, faculty, students, and the alumni”. Ms. Venturina further discussed that having Sen. Bam Aquino championing for Education in the Senate, he was able to push for two major bills which are currently in the pipeline. These are: (1) the Free Higher Education Act, and the (2) Pagkaing Pinoy para sa Batang Pinoy Act. “Through this seminar, we will be hearing imperative inputs from stakeholders which will push our office to craft any law or policy related to education”.

The College of Nursing (CON) welcomed three accreditors for the 1st Formal Survey Visit today at the CON Amphitheater as preparation for this year’s institutional accreditation. The said visit will run from May 24- 26, 2017 for the accreditation of the Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) program to pass Level 1.

CON Dean Dr. Rosana Grace Belo-Delariarte praised her team of hardworking nursing professors “I am amazed by the energy, dedication, and patience that these men and women have showed, I can clearly see how committed they are towards the college’s goal because they have gone back to the university despite them being on summer break.  Truly, their thirst for quality and excellence remains unquenched”. Dr. Delariarte further explained that that the result of CON’s accreditation as a college somehow depends of this 3-day survey visit where M.A.N. program is will be checked and observed.

It was a proud moment for West Visayas State University when alumna Allana Mae A. Babayen-on placed 4th in the recent Bar examination. This AB Political Science Magna Cum Laude garnered an impressive score of 88.75% in what is deemed as the “hardest examination in the country”. The results were released by the Supreme Court on May 3, 2017 wherein a total of three thousand seven hundred forty seven (3,747) lawyers passed the 2016 Bar exams out of six thousand three hundred forty four (6,344) examinees, or an overall passing rate of 59.06%, the highest in 16 years.

“When I saw my name on the top 10 list of Bar passers, I laughed and cried at the same time! I thanked the universe for the fulfillment of a dream that I worked hard for. I immediately called home and talked to my family”.

Attached herewith are list of names qualified for interview for the following dates:

(Click on link to see list of names)


April 26, 2017 - 7:30AM

April 28, 2017 - 7:30AM

May 5, 2017 - 7:30AM






Third year - MAY 10, 11 and 12, 2017 (Student Center)

1.    Duly accomplished STFAP application form (available at the College Dean’s Office or OSA)
2.    Income Tax Return or BIR Exemption (for OFW-Parent’s machine copy of latest work contract)
3.    Previous months electric/water/telephone bills
4.    A duly notarized affidavit if electricity/water/telephone is shared with a relative
       or neighbor
5.    Transcript of Records for Third Year Students who belong to bracket 1-4 only

    NOTE: Those who choose not to undergo STFAP Bracketing will be automatically assessed 
    as Bracket 9. 

Lamudi Philippines, in its continuing concern for the socio-economic development of the country, provides a scholarship program amounting to Php20,000 for one semester to one exemplary college student. The student will be guaranteed a paid internship at Lamudi Philippines in his or her department of choice.

Now on its third year in the Philippines, global real estate platform Lamudi focuses exclusively on emerging markets. It offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. It is currently available in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, and Peru), Asia (the Philippines, Bangledesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and the Middle East (Jordan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates), and within fewer than three years, Lamudi has established its presence as a key online real estate marketplace in the countries where it is operating.

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in cooperation with the University Guidance Center had a pre-employment orientation that targeted the grantees of the Expanded Students Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) on April 4, 2017 at the Main Hall of the Center for Teaching Excellence. In attendance were OSA Dean Dr. Nancy S. Surmieda, University Guidance Counselor Mrs. Geraldine Joy B. Espinosa, and ESGP-PA Coordinator Ms. Lariza Aklemia Z. Albacete.

Inspired by the theme Empowering ESGP-PA Student Grantees: Preparing for a World of Work, Dr. Nancy Surmieda expressed her joy upon seeing the attendees that morning. Addressing the young crowd, she said, “I am pleased to see you here because it means that you are eager to be employed and be a part of the Filipino work force. You should know that the present job market is very competitive that is why West Visayas State University and the OSA are here to guide you by teaching you the right attitude and the necessary skills for you to land your first job.”

The College of Medicine (COM) in cooperation with the West Visayas State University Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (WVSU-CDRRM) conducted the fire and earthquake seminar at Room 202 Roxas Hall on March 16, 2017. The drills were performed right after each lecture at the adjoining lot outside of the COM building.

COM Dean Dr. Joselito F. Villaruz acknowledges the importance of staging this seminar and drill not only as a means to comply for accreditation, but to make sure everybody is prepared when disaster strikes.  “I believe disaster risk reduction and management is not only a training intended for students, faculty, and staff, rather it is an important activity which everyone should attend and undergo,” explains Dr. Villaruz, “As medical practitioners, people expect more from us because we save lives and we should likewise be equipped with the knowledge and skills to minimize the number of casualities when unwanted events happen”.


To all senior high school (grade 11) applicants:

The Office of the University Registrar announces that the following applicants (see attached list for the different strand) passed the WVSU Senior High School Readiness Test given last March 5, 2017 at West Visayas State University, La Paz, Iloilo City.

You are requested to submit to the Office of the Senior High School Coordinator a Certified True Copy (certified by the school Principal) of your Report Card on these dates, April 10-12, 17-21, 2017. Should you wish to send your Report Card thru courier, please use the following address:

                                      Dr. Francis O.  Pantino

                                      Coordinator, Senior High School

                                      Carlos P. Romulo Hall

                                      West Visayas State University

                                      La Paz, Iloilo City


  1. If you intend to apply for STEM Strand, your Final Ratings in Mathematics and Science must be at least 85%, General Average of at least 80%, and NCAE Percentile Rank of 86 and above in the STEM subtest.
  2. STEM applicants must submit a clear copy of the NCAE Result.
  3. If you intend to apply for HUMSS Strand your Final Rating in Social Studies must be at least 85% and General Average of at least 80%.
  4. If you intend to apply for ABM and GA Strands, your General Average must be at least 80%.
  5. Your failure to submit the above requirement/s on the said dates would mean you discontinue undergoing the rest of the screening process.
  6. The list of applicants who will be invited to be interviewed will be posted at the website after the evaluation of Report Card and deliberation by the members of the SHS Task Force. An invitation to be interviewed does not automatically guarantee acceptance to the WVSU Senior High School.

If you did not indicate in your application form the strand to apply for, please inform the Office of the Senior High School Coordinator about the strand you wish to be included upon submission of the requirement/s.

The College of Information and Communications Technology (CICT) held the “CICT Meetup 2017: ICT Academia-Industry Collaboration” on March 9, 2017 at the WVSU Cultural Center. This event brought the CICT students and Iloilo City’s IT industries together for an afternoon of positive collaboration, partnership, and information. 

CICT Dean Dr. Joel T. De Castro expressed how this event can further strengthen the relationship between the academe and the booming IT industries. “There is a big gap between school and the BPO/IT companies because IT schools and training couldn’t keep up with the rapid advancement of technology.  It is continually evolving, and it is always a challenge for schools with IT programs to level with the industry that is presently uplifting Iloilo City”.